I know fall only started on Friday, but last weekend kicked off my frantic fall schedule. As you know from last week’s recap, I was in Colorado visiting my daughter on Saturday and then headed to San Francisco for a conference that began on Sunday. I got back home late Tuesday night, and ran my first fall race on Sunday!
Monday: 5K Fun Run
My favorite social event at this conference was the fun run led by members of a local running group. We ran from our hotel down to the Embarcadero and then to the Bay Bridge.
I was hoping to run across the Golden Gate Bridge, but that would have been a 14 mile run from my hotel.
Tuesday: Strength routine from Quick Strength For Runners in the hotel gym.
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Wednesday: Rest day
I got home at about 10 pm Tuesday night, but jet lag kept me up past midnight. When my alarm went off at 5 am, I opted for a rest day and went back to sleep.
Thursday: Indoor cycling at CycleBar
It was still hard to get up early, but I didn’t want to miss Francine’s 80s + 90s throwback ride. I love that you can listen to the playlists again through Spotify.
Who knew Betty Davis Eyes could be so motivating?
Friday: CPY2 at Core Power Yoga
Saturday: 21 mile ride (Conte’s Hill Ride)
I was confused by my Garmin heart rate data–there is no way my heart rate was this low–until I realized that the sunscreen I had put on my arms probably was interfering with the light-based heart rate sensor. D’oh!
misleading heart rate data
Sunday: Reston Perfect 10
I almost didn’t sign up for this race. Between my focus on cycling and emerging PF, I knew I couldn’t and shouldn’t push myself. But, I also knew I needed a long run to keep in shape for the other fall races on my calendar, so I decided to run it without racing it.
It was a hot day -84F when I finished at 9:30–but I nailed my hard run goal.
Is your fall off to a frantic start?